Chitter Chit"ter, v. i. [Cf. {Chatter}.] 1. To chirp in a tremulous manner, as a bird. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To shiver or chatter with cold. [Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chitter — vb *chirp, chirrup, cheep, peep, tweet, twitter chitter n chirp, chirrup, cheep, peep, tweet, twitter (see under CHIRP vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chitter — [chit′ər] vi. [ME chiteren: orig. echoic] 1. to twitter 2. [Brit. Dial.] to shiver with cold …   English World dictionary

  • Chitter — Recorded in various spellings including Ceater, Cheater, Cheeter, Chitter, and others, this is an English surname, but one of medieval French origins. It is occupational and would seem to describe an early accountant or possibly a court bailiff,… …   Surnames reference

  • chitter — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English chiteren, probably of imitative origin Date: 13th century twitter, chirp; also chatter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chitter — /chit euhr/, v.i. to twitter. [1350 1400; ME che(a)teren, chiteren, var. of chateren to CHATTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • chitter — verb To make a series of high pitched sounds; to twitter, chirp or chatter …   Wiktionary

  • chitter — verb 1》 make a twittering or chattering sound. 2》 Scottish & dialect shiver with cold. Origin ME: imitative; cf. chatter …   English new terms dictionary

  • chitter — chit·ter …   English syllables

  • chitter — chit•ter [[t]ˈtʃɪt ər[/t]] v. i. to twitter • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME che(a)teren, chiteren, alter. of chateren to chatter …   From formal English to slang

  • chitter — /ˈtʃɪtə/ (say chituh) verb (i) 1. (especially of birds) to twitter. –noun 2. a soft chatter; twitter. {Middle English; imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

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